Branch
Cracked and broken
Lays in the crook
Of her sister’s arm,
Halfway between
Then and
Gone.

I’m writing small stones as part of the January Mindful Writing Challenge. Feel free to join us.

4 thoughts on “Widow Maker – small stone

  1. Barb says:

    I’ve read this stone over several times. Usually a widow maker is a heart attack. The then and gone also makes me think of a tragedy. The words pull me as I try to understand.

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    1. Elizabeth says:

      Barb, we call a broken branch caught in a tree a “widow maker.” But the intention of underlying feeling of tragedy is there.

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  2. Mary Sherman says:

    “…then and gone…” – big…big in those 3 words….

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